Some articles on monastic orders, orders, monastic:
... typically belong to a particular nikaya, variously referred to as monastic orders or fraternities ... These different orders do not typically develop separate doctrines, but may differ in the manner in which they observe monastic rules ... These monastic orders represent lineages of ordination, typically tracing their origin to a particular group of monks that established a new ordination tradition within a particular country or geographic area ...
... Monks belong to one of two primary monastic orders (ဂိုဏ်း gaing) Thudhamma Nikaya (88% of Buddhist monks) and the more orthodox Shwegyin Nikaya (7% of Buddhist monks) ... It is important to note that Burmese monastic orders do not differ in doctrine, but in monastic practice, lineage and organizational structure ... Other minor monastic orders include the Dwara Nikaya in Lower Burma, and Hngettwin Nikaya in Mandalay, both of which have a few thousand member monks ...
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